SIPES Houston has had an outreach project since 2009 donating framed geologic maps of the United States to schools, primarily in the greater Houston area.
When we present a map we make a 45 minute presentation about geologic maps, where they came from, what the mean and why they are important to understanding earth. We emphasize the role fossils play in establishing the geologic column and we bring fossils, rocks and minerals so the students can “touch” examples of earth material.
Each of these maps cost $400 - so the more money raised, the many more schools who will have beautiful maps and an educational opportunity from industry vets!
Learn more about the SIPES Houston Maps in Schools program here: www.sipeshouston.org/Maps-In-Schools-Overview